A program referring to the extermination of all "impure" people, mainly concerning of Jewish origin by Nazi Germany in the years 1939-1945

Even though the holocaust also involved nearly 5 million people of non-Jewish ancestry, the mass extermination of the Jews decimated the entire Jewish population of the world by two thirds, and nearly eliminated almost all Jews residing in Europe.

Let's not forget, if the amount of Jews was proportional to the quantity of Americans for example, then the casualties would likely be circa 200 million.
Israel was created as a direct effect of this incident, because the Jewish people simply had nowhere else to go!
by wtf March 18, 2005
an event taking place under the Nazi government in Europe from 1939 to 1945 in which six million Jews and five million homosexuals, gypsies, Catholics, disabled people, Russians, Slavs, etc. were rounded up and slaughtered. Although other genocides have also happened, the Holocaust is unique in that it was the only genocide which was industrialized. The people organizing it were concerned with transportation, efficiency, materials, disposal, etc.
11 million people died in the Holocaust.
by DKB April 14, 2006
1. An event taking place in Europe from 1939 to 1945. In the Holocaust, the Nazis exterminated approximately 11 million people, the majority of these people being Jewish. Other religions and ethnic groups who were killed in the Holocaust include Roman Catholics, Romas, Jahova Witnesses, Homosexuals, and menatly and physicaly disabled people. Many people deny that the Holocaust ever occured, despite undeniable evidence of the slaughter of over 11 million people.

2. A disaster on a major scale.
1. The Nazis forced children and elderly people into shower rooms filled with poison gas during the Holocaust.
2. People thought that North Korea was going to start a nuclear holocaust.
by SaucyWolf March 06, 2010
Today me and my other fellow 8 th graders closed our books to the holocaust and this is my definition I came up with.
A word that can never be forgotten. An act of war against mainly Jewish, homosexuals, romas (gypsies) and ones with special needs. Millions were shipped to ghettos such a Warsaw and lodz but were later sent to concentration camps and killing centers such a aushwitz and treblinka. Not many survived the Holocaust as many were shot to death and thrown into piles which moved for days and other were gased with Zyclon B in large "showers" or we're sent on death marches and died. All had harsh endings. I can't tell you all of it even though I want to. Only about a couple thousand survived my heros
During the Holocaust Hitler and his fellow Nazis killed millions of Jewish people.
by An8thgrader March 25, 2014
The most fucked up thing that has ever occurred.
the holocaust was a pretty fucked up event.
by i'mnotcertain April 13, 2011
The mass extermination of millions of Jews, homos, gypsies, and anyone who opposed Hitler. He made his ass- nazis shoot them right out and put them in mass grave, or put them in concentration camps. These were made especialy to kill and sicken the inhabitants. Some of the soldiers were good however, and were only there becuase they served int he army. It was becuase of good ppl like that that the few that survived did.
The holocaust was a terrible catastrophe that can't happen again. In order for it to not happen, EVERYONE needs to know abt it.
by Leah October 12, 2006
The near-extermination of several races, resulting in the deaths of millions of people.

Something that we must never allow to be repeated. Ever.

Something that was, and still is, all-around terrible. Absolutely unthinkable.
Just read "Night" by Elie Wiesel... I can almost guarantee that you will cry while reading his first-hand account of the Holocaust... I know I did!
by OneProudJew December 15, 2009

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